The Fox and the Ass

178. THE FOX AND THE ASS. An ass finding a lion's skin, disguised himself with it and ranged about the forest, putting all the beasts that saw him in bodily fear. After he had diverted himself thus for some time, he met a fox; and being desirous to frighten him too, as well as the rest, he leapt at him with some fierceness, and endeavoured to imitate the roaring of the lion.
“Your humble servant, sir,” says the fox, “if you had held your tongue, I might have taken you for a lion as the others did; but now you bray, I know who you are.” [more info]

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